There will be a town-wide Cub Scouts informational meeting and sign-up night on Monday, August 12, 7pm – 8pm, at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St. Cub Scouts Pack 140 welcomes boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade, or roughly ages 6 – 10. Expect annual dues to run about $75 per scout. Out of town that evening? Email [email protected]
The scouting program emphasizes shared leadership, learning about the community, family understanding, character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Children meet typically once a month for a den meeting (based on grade) and for a pack meeting (all kids, grades K-5.) Throughout the year there are exciting overnight outings (accompanied by parents) at places like the Museum of Science, Battleship Cove, and Nobscot Reservation. Everyone works on age-appropriate achievements at home to earn badges and pins, which are awarded at pack meetings.
The scouting year always starts out with a bang at the annual exciting model rocket launch, which takes place on Sunday, August 25, 5pm – 7:30pm, at Sprague Field. There, Cub Scouts get to send skyward a rocket they’ve each built by kit.
If you can’t make it to August sign-up or the rocket launching, not to worry. There’s another informational meeting and sign-up on Monday, September 9, 7pm – 8pm at the Wellesley Community Center.